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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: ATTN JMS: Part of canon or just licensed?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 2/13/2000 6:43:00 AM  

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>I have a rather odd question for you. Once various items go through the
>licensing process for B5, are they simply considered mere licensed items, or
>do they, once approved by WB/continuity, become part of the body of canon,
>especially in the case of the various table-top and PC games out there or
>formerly out there? Thanks.

How closely it ties in depends on the item in question. To some extent that's
Fiona's job, to cross-reference new products with what's gone before to ensure
that there are as few violations as possible, whatever we can catch.

So the goal overall is to not *conflict* with what's established wherever
possible. (Some folks have unfairly gigged her for lapses with one of the
original RPG books, not understanding that she hadn't even been HIRED when that
book had gotten put together, and that was one of the reasons for bringing her
in in the first place.)

As to something that adds to the canon, that tends to be something that I
generate, as with the B5 trilogies from Del Rey. They are canonical in the
broad strokes, though it's impossible to ride every single small detail and get
anything done on any kind of reasonable schedule.

jms

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